This digital badge relates to a continuing professional development (CPD) course that Melissa Rolph, our senior therapist and clinic director, completed.
The course has been jointly developed by The Open University and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) as a response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The course was designed for counsellors and psychotherapists who have completed their training and are accredited/registered with an appropriate professional body. The aim of the course is to support us in working ethnically and safely online as counsellors and psychotherapists at a time when face-to-face therapy is neither possible nor safe. Course completion gives us confidence as a counsellor to offer technology-based counselling safely and effectively. Regarding online therapy, as with all aspects of our work, our professional development and training is ongoing. With online platforms and security issues rapidly developing we will always endeavour to remain up to date with BACP current advice.